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Winkler, Bernhard



Abstract

Sun Gods and sodomy: The lethal shame conflict in Racine's "Phedre". - Phaedra in Racine's eponymous tragedy is the victim of a deadly shame conflict. The inherited family curse of her sexually deviant forebears is deeply inscribed in her psyche. Together with the experience of love-loss resulting from her rejection by her stepson Hippolytus, it prompts her to embrace death by suicide as the ...

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